Kept by the accountant William Pickin, this volume records a full year’s accounts for the estates of Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers. This includes the income and expenditure for 31 estates from Burgh, Hemingby and Asterly in Lincolnshire, Old Cotes, Beighton and Adwick upon Dearne in Yorkshire, and Perlethorpe, Budby and Edwinston in Nottinghamshire. The final 20 leaves are the extensive accounts for Thoresby Hall, the Nottinghamshire residence of Charles Pierrepont. They record monthly expenditure for the running of the house and lands including: housekeeping bills, taxes and parish dues, gardens and nursery, out work repairs, servants wages, stables, husbandry and miscellaneous payments. Evidently a philanthropic man, Pierrepont paid for the children’s shoes, meat, bread and teachers’ salary at nearby Budby school. The table of summary records February as the month of lowest expenditure (£195.2.1) and December as the highest (£4923.5.1); the total expenditure for the year being £7928.19.0.
- Author: Pickin, William.
- Title: Accounts for the estates belonging to Charles Pierrepont, 1794.
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